Located right between the City of Westmount and Shaughnessy Village, in less than 1 km from downtown Montreal, Alexis Nihon is a convenient vibrant shopping centre that matches your lifestyle and meets your everyday needs. With a great variety of boutiques, department stores and two separate food courts, with some twenty restaurants, it is truly a one-stop-shop that offers an accessible and convenient shopping environment right in the heart of Montreal.
Alexis Nihon is directly adjacent to the Atwater métro station.
Alexis Nihon has been owned and managed by Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust since March 2012.
Cominar is the third largest diversified real estate investment trust in Canada and currently remains the largest commercial property owner in the Province of Quebec. The REIT owns a real estate portfolio of 539 properties in three different market segments, that is, office properties, retail properties and industrial and mixed-use properties. Cominar’s portfolio totals 44.9 million square feet across Quebec, Ontario, the Atlantic Provinces and Western Canada.
For more information, visit our website cominar.com
2015-2016 Building of the Year Award – 500,000 to 1 million sq. ft. category
Alexis Nihon, was awarded the Boma 2015-2016 Building of the Year Award in the 500,000 to 1 million square feet category, on April 23, 2015.
The Building of the Year Award recognises commercial properties that have shown excellence in building management, quality of operations, concern for energy conservation and environmental conscience.
The Building of the Year title is the North American commercial real estate industry’s most prestigious recognition.
The shopping centre and the two office towers are now certified BOMA BESt (Building Environmental Standards) Level 3. This certification, granted by the Building Owners and Managers Association, attests to sound environmental management practices. Alexis Nihon has been part of the BOMA BESt program, designed to improve the sustainability of buildings across Canada, since 2008. We are proud that Alexis Nihon was awarded this recognition.
In the province of Quebec, 18% of people aged 15 to 64 have some form of physical or cognitive impairment. The proportion rises to 48% when including seniors. That means that almost half of those around us can find it difficult to do what others may take for granted, like shopping for their daily needs. They may be our friends, our neighbours, our aging parents and we are sensitive to the fact that they may need an extra hand.
In 2011, we partnered with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR) and became the first “Living Lab” in North America where researchers could examine the obstacles to a smooth shopping experience and test possible solutions. They suggested a number of improvements that made a lot of sense to us. So, during our recent renovation, we:
Added two wheelchair ramps (at the Sainte-Catherine Street and Métro entrances);
Put in a panoramic elevator at the western end of the atrium that is large enough to fit three wheelchairs, with room to turn;
Built washrooms on the Street level that include adapted facilities;
Installed floor tiles that are less reflective and adjusted the lighting to make it easier for people who are visually impaired to distinguish storefronts and find their way around the mall;
Outfitted staircases with textured ground surface indicators;
Strategically relocated the Information desk so that it is centralized and visible from every level.
We are working to improve access to Alexis Nihon and we will continue to work at creating an all-inclusive environment.